It took me a few minutes to get into this story for several reasons. The tech language and the futuristic phrasing the author uses took a bit of adjustment for my brain. As a matter of fact, I found that took away from the story for me, only slightly, but overall I did enjoy reading this sexy little novella.
Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who found her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.
Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…
Alinna is on a mission to judge the true nature of the human race when her spy craft crashes and she is mistaken for a human psychtech. Her character is interesting and engaging so I greatly enjoyed her perspective during parts of the story. Her sensitivity is an immediate attraction for David Brown, the human officer in charge of the base she is taken to.
David is the typical strong hero but he also possesses a deep level of sensitivity that really adds to his appeal as a characters.
The plot is not too complex, really how could it be with only 120 pages. But I thought the concept of the main plot theme was unique and intriguing. The “mental” love scenes were very hot and totally made the book.
The regular love scenes were also intense and even a little kinky. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10 on my Sexy Scale. (10 being very graphic in sexy content – 1 being so tame there isn’t even a real kiss… ok, well maybe a chaste one)
Overall, it was a nice quick read for someone who doesn’t need/want a complex plot or deeply involved character development. I would recommend it to any sci-fi romantic fan. I give this book a 7 out of 10 overall.
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